HMCS Vancouver & Winnipeg Conclude Keen Sword 23

Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 5 Sailors along with Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) and Joint force U.S. military personnel, conclude Keen Sword 2023 (KS23), a biennial joint/bi-lateral field training exercise, around the waters of Japan, Nov. 18. KS23 was designed to enhance Japan-U.S. readiness and interoperability while strengthening the bi-lateral relationship and demonstrating U.S. resolve to support the security interests of Allies and partners in the region. Keen Sword does so by providing militaries opportunities to train across a variety of mission areas in realistic scenarios, enhancing readiness, interoperability, and building…

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NATO Allies and Partners Discuss Maritime Security

On 21 November 2022, the NATO Military Committee invited Partner Military Representatives from Australia, Colombia, Finland, Republic of Korea, Morocco, Qatar and Sweden, to a thematic discussion on Maritime Security and related activities. Opening the session, the Deputy Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Lieutenant General Lance Landrum extended a warm welcome to the Partner Military Representatives and officials attending in-person and online. He highlighted that “because of its global dimension, Maritime Security is key to NATO and its Partners peace and security. They depend on each other to ensure…

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